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A newly-released report from the National Transportation Safety Board is providing more details about events leading up to a 23-year-old co-pilot jumping from a plane before an emergency landing on July 29 at RDU.
Charles Hew Crooks was reportedly 'visibly upset' as they planned their approach to RDU with air traffic control.
Mark Boyle and Julian Grace, WRAL reporters
New calls released from Cary Police Department show how first responders coordinated the search for a man who jumped out of a plane prior to an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport last month.
On Tuesday, a recording obtained by WRAL News detailed a conversation between those at Federal Aviation Administration employees in the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tower and 911 dispatchers.
Two Federal Aviation Administration employees in the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tower told the Raleigh-Wake County 911 dispatcher that the surviving pilot reported his co-pilot jumped out of a plane last week before making an emergency landing.
The RDU Police Department said it had interviewed the surviving pilot, whose name was not made public.
Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter & Chris Lovingood, WRAL anchor/reporter
Charles Hew Crooks, 23, died July 29 and was one of two people on board the flight, which had only one person on it when it landed at RDU.
Charles Hew Crooks, 23, died July 29 and was one of two people on board the flight.
Joe Fisher, WRAL reporter
The pilot of a Duke Life Flight medical helicopter that crashed in northeast North Carolina more than three years ago, killing all four people aboard, likely got confused by an array of emergency indicators about a problem with one of his two engines and mistakenly shut down the other one, according to federal investigators.
Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor
WRAL's Rosalia Fodera spoke with a witness who heard the helicopter moments before it crashed, killing the pilot, on Thursday in Wayne County.
The pilot who died in a plane crash in October flew the plane without a canopy and wore a motorcycle helmet and facemask during the open-air flight, according to a new report.
A plane that crashed into a home near Hope Mills two weeks ago had problems with its electronic controls days before the fatal crash, according to preliminary findings by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Joe Fisher, WRAL multimedia journalist, & Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor
NTSB investigators are pouring through the wreckage -- focused on a number of factors including: the pilot's experience, the condition of the aircraft, the weather and communications with the tower.
The helicopter had been seen flying erratically over New York City prior to the crash.
A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board said witnesses told investigators they were surprised a plane was traveling before it took off. It crashed a minute later.
Deborah Strange, WRAL digital journalist